MASTERCLASSES

To support the 2021 production of CATS, Warrnambool Theatre Company and Holiday Actors have been supported by Regional Arts Victoria and South West Community Foundation to deliver four masterclasses in theatre skills: audition technique, movement, set painting and theatre makeup. We thank RAV and SWCF for their support of creative practice in South West Victoria. 

Masterclass: Set Painting

Learn how to make wood look like stone, a new chair look antique and many more skills to elevate theatre sets to the next level with paint.

Join set painting experts for a 5 hour masterclass that will give participants the tools to confidently create sets for the stage. 

No prior artistic skill required; all are welcome to learn. 

Professional artist and  One Day Studios Executive Producer Gareth Colliton and artist and teacher Georgina Finnigan will guide participants through the theory and practice of set painting. 

Start with the theory and detail at One Day Studios between 10.00am-12.30pm and then try out all the techniques for yourself at Goodwin Hall between 1:30pm-4.00pm. 

Event fee includes a studio art folder with set painting instructions and notes, as well as all materials for the day.

This is the third of Holiday Actors and Warrnambool Theatre Company'ssuite of Theatre Skills Masterclasses, presented in partnership with One Day Studios Warrnambool, with the support of Regional Arts Victoria and South West Community Foundation.

Masterclass: Movement

Free your body and enhance your performance on stage.

The cast of CATS will join movement experts Mitch Wills and Tobin Varley in a 4 hour workshop to get them moving like cats!

 

Mitch Wills is a 2018 graduate of the Federation University Arts Academy in Ballarat. Since graduating Mitchell has performed with The Australian Shakespeare Company in Twelfth Night (Sebastian), Macbeth (Donalbain) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Lysander, Snout and Flute), The Girl As Green As Elderflower (Marco), and PTV Law and Order (Frank Ston). Mitchell is a co-founder of Sevenfold Theatre Company, directing their very first production of Much Ado About Nothing.  

Tobin Varley is also a graduate of the Federation University Arts Academy in Ballarat. Since graduating Tobin has performed in Rebooted (film) and Ride like a Girl (film). He has also directed and choreographed a number of amateur theatre productions including Sweet Charity and Wicked. 

 

This is the second of Holiday Actors' and Warrnambool Theatre Company's suite of Theatre Skills Masterclasses, presented with the support of Regional Arts Victoria and South West Community Foundation. 

Upcoming Masterclasses

Past Masterclasses

Masterclass: Audition Technique

Enhance your chance in the audition room with tips and tricks from the professionals.

Join acting and vocal experts for a 2 hour masterclass aimed at honing your technique so you can shine at your next audition. 

Professional actor and teacher Dan Haberfield will overview the best way to prepare, perform and reflect on the audition process. 

International performer and vocal teacher Leah Oswin will impart gems of wisdom to help you get the most out of your voice, choose the right song and perform to the best of your abilities in the audition room. 

Participants will also be able to practise in a mock audition and gain feedback from the experts. This is the first of Holiday Actors and Warrnambool Theatre Company's suite of Theatre Skills Masterclasses, presented in partnership with Lighthouse Theatre Warrnambool, with the support of Regional Arts Victoria and South West Community Foundation.